Word Count: How long is too long?

Word count; still too low!

Last night I was searching for articles about chapter length, and I came across this post about the subject (and word counts) by AJ Humpage.

She goes to great lengths to tell us, the readers of her article, that we are writing too many words and that we should pare them back. How many words is too many, according to AJ Humpage? Anything over 100,000. 100,000!

Now I don’t know her, but it does seem that she has decided that many of the classics of English literature are too long for our feeble readers’ minds to cope with. This may be because she has a history in publishing – more on that later. Continue reading “Word Count: How long is too long?”